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Friday, November 25, 2011

AP Holiday Story Release Party Blog Hop Nov 25-27, 2011

Welcome to the Astraea Press Holiday Story Release Party Blog Hop!  Astraea has a great lineup of holiday stories to thrill your heart.  My own story is called The Table in the Window.  Don't you just love my cover?  Many thanks to our wonderful cover artist Elaina Lee.  Here's a blurb to tell you what the story is all about.

Being dumped by your gorgeous fiancĂ© is bad enough no matter when it happens, but he did it at Christmas time! Marley thinks she’ll never get over it, but Rob Travers disagrees. He sets out to win Marley’s heart, well aware that when she finds out about his past she may turn her back on him forever.

Here's a short excerpt from the story.

Robert offered them a menu, but Michael waved it away.  “I’m not having lunch.
Marley’s eyebrows shot up.  As the waiter left the table, she said, “I thought you wanted to have lunch.”
“No, I said I wanted to talk to you.”
“Okay, talk.”  Marley reached for his hand, but he drew it away and put it in his lap.
“Uh, Marley, I have something to tell you.”  He cleared his throat, and this time he stared at some point right behind her left shoulder.
Marley’s heart thumped.  “What is it, Michael?  What’s wrong?”  Was he ill?  Had he lost his job? 
He stared at a burned spot on the rustic table as if it had come to life and was about to bite him.  “I..I’ve met someone.”
Marley cocked her head.  “Who did you meet?”
His voice was so low she had a hard time hearing him.  “Her name is Heather.”
Everything clicked.  He wouldn’t hold hands with her.  He wouldn’t look at her.  Cold more intense than that outside settled into her veins and almost took her breath away, but she clung to the hope that she was wrong.  “I..I don’t understand.”
His eyes briefly met hers before they slid away.  “Yes, you do.  I’m sorry, Marley, but I can’t marry you after all.”

Readers, leave a comment and your email for a chance to win a copy of my first Christmas release The Best Selling Toy of the Season. And while you're here, check out my Fashionista Friday post just below this one.  Have a great holiday season!

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Joselyn Vaughn said...

Sounds like a fun story. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

What a SKUNK!

Laura said...

I hate that guy already! Great excerpt - I'm hooked!

Patricia Kiyono said...

I guess the bad guy has to be bad so that she can meet the good guy! Of course, that's not going to make her feel better right now. Great excerpt!

Sherry Gloag said...

What a jerk, taking her somewhere public to dump her. Guess she's well rid of the guy.
Always love your writing.
Best wishes with the book.

PhyllisC said...

What a jerk! I would love to read this story to see her get her HEA! Thanks for the giveaway. And I loved the purses.

Jean said...

Heartbreaking! I hope the jerk trips and falls flat on his face on his way out. Creep. Story sounds really good, Elaine!

Lindsay said...

Got to love a dump at Christmas time. NOT.
lindsay at lindsaydowns dot com